Michael Hoey tees up on Thursday for the sixth edition of the Made in Denmark at Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort, where he finished in a share of fourth last year, having enjoyed an incredibly consistent 2019.
The Ballymoney professional picked up a top-30 finish last time out at the British Masters at Hillside to add to top-20 finishes in Jordan, Kenya and Australia already this term.
With the Made in Denmark prize fund increasing from €1.5 million last year to €3 million in 2019 and for the next four years, the importance of such starts isn’t lost on Hoey, who’ll again have Chris Selfridge for company as caddy as the pair look to take advantage of a late call-up to the lucrative event.
“Very fortunate again to be almost the last man into the Made in Denmark this week,” Hoey tweeted, who’s been working hard on his fundamentals during a supposed week off at Castlerock Golf Club. “Seamus Duffy got my set-up taller and my swing works much better from this position.”
The tournament has quickly established itself as one of the most popular events on the Race to Dubai, since becoming part of the European Tour International Schedule in 2014. And there’ll be two more Irishmen taking their chance with Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan also in the field.
Dunne comes in off the back of a tied 70th finish at the British Masters where a third round 78 stopped his tournament in its tracks while Moynihan will be well-rested after missing the cut at the same event at Hillside.
Irish tee-times (Irish Time)
07.00 – Paul Dunne, Andy Sullivan & Jordan Smith
08.10 – Gavin Moynihan, Ben Evans & Daniel Gavins
11.40 – Michael Hoey, Jamie Donaldson & Pelle Edberg